Eintracht Frankfurt are believed to be in pole position to secure the services of Sebastian Rode on a permanent basis. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder has been attracting plenty of interest this summer, having fallen down the being at BVB.
Rude finished last season on loan at Frankfurt, a club where he originally made his name when he broke into the first-team back in 2010. Frankfurt are thought to be at the front of the queue to permanently sign the 28-year-old, however, there is reported interest from the Premier League, with Southampton being linked.
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is believed to keen to bolster his midfield options at St Mary’s and the south-coast outfit are ready to battle with Frankfurt for the services of the Dortmund midfielder.